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A New Adventure for a Good Cause

Liam Zahara is an avid outdoor enthusiast, with a strong connection to Power To Be. Using his adventures to support a good cause, last year Liam teamed up with Power To Be to run and complete the Sinister 7 100 mile Ultra Marathon and in doing so, raised over $6,500 for our programs! This year, with almost all endurance races canceled due to COVID-19, Liam is trying something a little different that hits close to home.

Getting Back to Nature with Wilderness School

Covid-19 has impacted so many aspects of life here in B.C. This is no different when it comes to programs at Power To Be.  The Wilderness School specifically has been at the frontlines of this transition due to the unique, ongoing relationship we have with the teens in our program. This relationship has enabled the Wilderness School to be the first to pilot multiple program models to remain flexible to the changing needs and regulations.

Making Your Own Kombucha

With summer now in full swing, I’ve been experimenting with making one of my favourite drinks to enjoy on the backyard patio—kombucha. Not only is kombucha relatively easy to make, there are also several reported health benefits including improved digestion and immune system support.

Collective Impact with OneAbility

Power To Be has always valued working closely with our community. It has been a tremendous way to learn about emerging ideas and explore new ways to share resources, collaborate on standards, and identify positive opportunities for sectors to cross over. Power To Be has had the pleasure of being apart of the Victoria-based collaborative OneAbility, the Greater Victoria Collaborative for Adapted Sport and Physical Activity.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Nicola

In 2017, Nicola joined the Power To Be community, jumping into programming with enthusiasm, a dependable and sociable presence, and a readiness to support individuals of all abilities. She became involved as a volunteer as she wanted to bridge two of her passions together; exploring the outdoors, and inclusivity and accessibility.
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Go Explore: Cormorant Point at Margaret Bay

One of my favourite places to go since coming to Victoria way back in 2002 is Cormorant Point located in Balmacarra Park, Gordon Head, East Saanich.  The access point to this park is where Balmacarra Road and Leyns Road intersect.

Power To Be’s Quarter 2 Update

Power To Be is pleased to present the Quarter 2 update for 2020. Find out what’s been happening over the past 3 months as we've adapted to new and challenging circumstances, and what’s new with our organization. See the impact of Power To Be, read about our virtual programs, learn more about how we're continuing to support our community, and explore what’s coming up. Click the button below to check it out!

Let’s Bake! Whole Wheat Bread Edition

Whether you are new to baking or a seasoned veteran in the kitchen, knowing how to make your own bread is a tasty and useful skill to have. In this blog, you will learn how to make your own loaf of whole wheat bread, with alternatives and substitutes to suit your palette.
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Staff Spotlight: Steph Wood

From dedicated Volunteer to Program Facilitator, Steph’s journey at Power To Be has been one of growth. Steph naturally stepped into the role of a Program Facilitator last summer and has since taken on coordinating Vancouver’s volunteers and their program experience. One might say, she has come full circle!

Adventures Made Possible with RBC Foundation

RBC Foundation has been a valued and long-time supporter of Power To Be. In 2019, RBC supported Power To Be with a grant from the RBC Future Launch program as well as funding for internal capacity enhancement. RBC Future Launch empowers the youth of today for the jobs of tomorrow, making it a great fit for Power To Be's Wilderness School.